These Twice-Baked Potatoes are stuffed with Reuben fixin’s like corned beef, sauerkraut and Thousand Island dressing. They’re perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!
Hi! It was a sleepless, tiring, short week ’round these parts so I didn’t get too much cooking done this week. I’m getting bigger and bigger, and sleeping less and less. Not so fun. But I guess this is just practice for all the sleepless nights to come.
Last weekend we took a little trip to Santa Barbara. Hubby had a long weekend and we were supposed to go for a few days. But he’s kind of cursed with always getting struck with stomach bugs on three day weekends. Seriously. It’s a thing. It’s happened 3 or 4 times! So, without fail, on Saturday morning just as we were getting ready to head out it hit him. Hard. And there was no way we were leaving town. Or even the house.
He wasn’t feeling 100% on Sunday either, but he’s a little stubborn and since the hotel wouldn’t give us our money back he insisted we go. So it ended up being a short trip, but it was still really nice to be at the beach, breathe some sea air, and eat some good food. I hadn’t been to Santa Barbara in 8 or so years and forgot how pretty it is with the beach an the mountains!
One of the things I’ve been missing most throughout this pregnancy is deli meats. It’s sort of a weird food that you kind of just take for granted. It’s so easy to make a sandwich. And when you can’t, it’s kind of annoying.
Now that it’s getting into St. Patty’s season, I feel like I am seeing Reubens on every single menu everywhere. And they’re one of my all time favorites. So it’s terrible not being able to order them!
Luckily, there have also been a ton of corned beef briskets in the supermarkets lately, so finally I decided to take matters into my own hands and cook up a nice listeria-free corned beef of my own. And after a couple craving-smashing sandwiches, it was time to get creative.
What’s more Irish than putting your Reuben sandwich into a baked potato!? We had Reuben Baked Potatoes for the Superbowl, but then it struck me that what would be even better than that… Twice-Baked Reuben Potatoes. Oh yes. Heaven. These things are amazing. And just perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day next month!
- 4 large baking potatoes
- 1⅓ cup low-fat buttermilk
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 tbsp butter
- 5 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 cup finely diced cooked corned beef
- 1 cup drained and squeezed dry sauerkraut
- ½ tsp salt
- Fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Thousand Island dressing
- Preheat oven to 375°. Bake potatoes for 1 hour or until tender. Cool 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and scoop out pulp, leaving a ¼-inch-thick shell. (You will only use 6 shells, so you can scoop everything from one whole potato).
- Place potato pulp and remaining ingredients in a bowl and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended.
- Evenly distribute potato mixture between 6 of the potato shells. Arrange stuffed shells on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
- Drizzle with Thousand Island dressing and serve.
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Sorry your husband hasn’t been feeling well. Santa Barbara is such a beautiful place.
Love trying different takes on Reubens. These potatoes sound amazing!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Sounds like you had such a great trip, Jess! I loved seeing your pretty pics on instagram. Definitely on my list of places to visit! I’m loving these reuben baked potatoes! Such a creative idea to take the classic sandwich and stuff it into a potato. And so perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, too!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
This is such a cool idea! I love baked potatoes especially now that you loaded them with reuben goodness! I’m so sorry you were sick! Sounds like a bit of a drag but at least you got to get out! Hope you are able to get some sleep!
caren gittleman says
they look sooooooooooooo good!!!
I’m sorry your husband got a bug — that’s too bad! And sleepless nights and no deli meat are annoying when you’re pregnant! These potatoes look seriously delicious and would be such a great dish for St. Patrick’s Day!
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
I hope you are able to get some sleep soon! You’re totally right though, you won’t have any sleep for at least the next 5 years! The joys of parenthood! I absolutely celebrate all things Irish, potatoes, and St. Patrick’s Day because that’s my birthday! Love corned beef and making some corned beef twice baked taters is so right up my alley!
How fun that St. Patty’s is your birthday! That means you get extra beer, right? 🙂
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
Okay first off these twice baked potatoes look so good, that I want one right now and it’s 9pm. 🙂 Second you can’t have deli meats? Is this a new pregnancy no no? I have my kids 8 years ago so maybe I’m out of the times. And yes get ready for sleepless nights, but its so worth it! 🙂
Yes!! Apparently it carries the bacteria listeria which is bad for baby. Such a bummer when you’re trying to find easy ways to get extra protein. But yeah, babies survived for years on deli meat, so…… 😉
Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your weekend besides your hubby getting sick! That’s always bummer when that happens on weekends. But seriously, about these potatoes. Um, GENIUS! I love reuben sandwiches so I’m all over these twice-baked beauts!
Julie @ Cooks with Cocktails says
Oh hell yes! These look freeking good. I love twice baked potatoes and Ruben sandwiches so together… heaven!
Thanks, Julie!! They were awesome!
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
Oh I love Santa Barbara! Glad you got to go for at least a night. I’m cursed with always getting sick on vacations/Holidays too. Ugh. These baked potatoes are just what I want for lunch today. They look amazing!
Thanks, Liz! They were sooo tasty. SB is the best! I pretty much just dream of the day we can move back to the beach all day, every day. 😉
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Deli meat is what I missed when I was pregnant too! I would microwave it until it was steaming so I could eat it on a sandwich, but it just wasn’t the same. Would get all dry and gross. And warm? Yuck! Glad you made it to Santa Barbara! And believe it or not, I’m actually sleeping more now WITH a baby than I did when I was pregnant. It gets better my friend! These potatoes sound delicious!
Haha… that’s so good to hear… definitely looking forward to being able to sleep on my stomach again! Yeah, the microwave thing just isn’t the same. A big sub is definitely on the list for hospital food! 🙂
Sorry your husband wasn’t feeling well, glad you still got to go. These potatoes are such a great idea to get around the no-deli rule. They look amazing!
Thanks, Kelly! They were so delicious!
Seems like a perfect idea for a romantic dinner :):). Yum, yum!! Could I use normal and sweet potatoes for this recipe?
You could definitely use sweet potatoes… that sounds pretty yummy, too!
Thank you for combining two foods I adore-twice baked potatoes and sauerkraut. I can hear my stomach growling now. These look amazing.
Right!? Two of my faves, too! Thanks, Amanda!